LOS ANGELES (PRWEB)
December 07, 2017
With wildfires raging across southern California and no end in sight to the gusty Santa Ana winds, thousands of people have evacuated while others have seen their homes destroyed. Safety is the primary concern now, but in the days and weeks ahead residents will begin the arduous process of putting their lives back together and rebuilding.
Scam artists like to take advantage of these disasters and prey on the vulnerable, and Better Business Bureau of Los Angeles has some important advice to avoid becoming a victim.
One of the most common scams after a disaster is the door-to-door variety. The scam artist promises quick, low-cost repairs and either takes a payment without returning, does shoddy work or finds issues that dramatically raise the price. Beware of these other types of solicitations:
Find out which scams are taking place in your area or report a scam at BBB Scam Tracker.
For more than 100 years, Better Business Bureau has been helping people find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. In 2016, people turned to BBB more than 167 million times for BBB Business Profiles on more than 5.2 million businesses and Charity Reports on 11,000 charities, all available for free at bbb.org.
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